The arrival of Endeavour in Los Angeles last week has been described by many as the final note in the coda to NASA's shuttle program. To commemorate its end, we turned to the program's beginnings, where we discovered a stunning assortment of high resolution concept art. (If you've been hunting for a new background…
This remarkable image of the Space Shuttle Atlantis returning home after its final mission was taken by the crew aboard the International Space Station, proving that sometimes the best view comes from the saps in the nosebleed seats. (Photo Credit: @Nasa_Johnson
This video is an amazingly detailed close-up of three Space Shuttle launches tracked by multiple cameras shooting at 60,000 frames-per-second. What we view in a couple of minutes is stretched to 45 minutes of glorious high definition slow motion.
Pictured is the space shuttle Atlantis rotating into its docking position with the International Space Station. The photo was taken from Spain as the spacecraft passes the sun. The photographer only had .53 seconds to capture this image. [DailyMail]
The Space Shuttle approaches earth backwards at approximately 18,000 mph before turning nose-down towards home. This incredible video shows what it's like to glide to Earth after slowing to 700 mph. The landing gear is jarringly loud.